THE OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY AND SHOWCASE
HIGH-IMPACT PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION INITIATIVES
Organized by Goa Institute of Management, Indian Plastics Institute, Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution and Ocean Recovery Alliance.
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Photo: Katkata West Bengal, India 15 August 2021
Registration opens : 5 January 2022
Register Student Team :
By 28 February, 2022
The April 12th Finals
1st Place Award: Team Chemoplast
2nd Place Award: Team Muarya
3rd Place Award: Team Plutonic
Special Award for Subcontinent Team:
Team Rescueco (Bangladesh)
Overall First Place Winning Student Team:
One-Month Internship with
CAPPIndia to produce "CAPP Conversations"
All 5 finalists will have their Case Studies published in the reputed journal of Indian Plastics Institute
All Student Teams – Certificates
The Winning Student Team:
Lakshya Jain (team leader)
Hatim Mustafa Merchant
Indian Pollution Control Association
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2nd Place Winner – Season 2
Cipet; B.C.A.S, Du;
Bamboo House, Hyderabad
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3rd Place Winner – Season 2
Waste Management for Kolkata
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B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology
The Great Bubble Barrier, Amsterdam
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I was a sophomore at BITS Pilani, Pilani campus during this competition, and am pursuing manufacturing engineering. I am a part of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineering), ASCM (Association of Supply Chain Management) and REC (Renewable Energy Club). I developed an
interest in plastics as my family business is related to it, and we have a small LDPE and HDPE recycling unit in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
I am majorly interested in plastic sorting and would like to explore it in greater depth as I discovered that it acts as a bottleneck in the
I am a student at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. I am currently in my second
year pursuing an Integrated MSc in Mathematics and BE in Chemical Engineering as my Dual Degree. I have a keen interest in
Plastic Waste Management and have been following several initiatives taken up by government and non-government
organizations in recent times. I am also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) where I met with
the rest of my team. I hope to be a part of such innovative ideas and help the community in best way possible
I am an enthusiastic and passionate chemical engineering & M.Sc. biological sciences student at BITS Pilani with a vision to apply my
knowledge of chemical processing techniques to innovate and refine existing processes for chemical upcycling of plastic waste and
would love to work in an internship in a similar domain. On-campus, I am a member of chemical engineering clubs such as AIChE and
IIChE as well as a volunteer at PARC, a social work organization for the underprivileged.
CAPP is a new non-profit organization, birthed in 2019 and operated through Ocean Recovery Alliance, one of the premier NGOs fighting to reduce and end plastic pollution from entering the ocean. CAPP’s mission is to take proven, successful projects and programs that prevent or reduce plastic pollution, identified through our “Make the Case” competitions, and then provide the infrastructure to empower the world’s stakeholders to adapt, replicate and scale these proven solutions in many other places.
Goa Institute of Management began its journey in 1993. Today GIM is one of the leading B-schools in India and offers a rich learning environment through engagement with academia, industry and alumni. GIM seeks to nurture leaders with specialized knowledge of Healthcare, Big Data Analytics, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. The B-school offers a rich bouquet of programs that meet the challenging business needs of India and the state of Goa.
The mission of Ocean Recovery Alliance is to reduce plastic pollution on land and water by creating strategic solutions for governments, industry and communities which lead to long-term, hands-on engaging business practices. Our mission is achieved through purposefully designed programs to educate, build awareness and provide solutions which inspire positive societal change at the community, national and international levels. Its founder, Doug Woodring, recently was awarded the coveted Prince's Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco for his work in this space
Indian Plastic Institute based out of India is an premier professional organization having more than 5000 members and one of the founders of PlastIndia. The focus of IPI is Plastic education and training, through DIPI courses, seminars, endowment lectures, journals, books and connects individuals, corporates and educational institutes. In recent times one of the focus areas is Sustainability & Recycling and has partnered with several organizations in India to promote and create awareness on subject and also work for plastic waste management.